Footage captures the moment the biggest earthquake in a decade strikes the UK

This footage shows the moment the 4.2 earthquake struck the UK.

It was captured by a digital story teller for tenovus cancer care as they were filming a promotional video in Swansea.

The footage shows items shaking in the background as the quake shook.

The British Geological Survey confirmed that the epicentre of the earthquake that was felt on Saturday was in Swansea in Wales, measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale and struck around 2:31pm.

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Buildings to shook right across Merseyside, with many people reporting their experiences on social media.

It has also been confirmed that it was the biggest onshore earthquake in the UK in a decade.

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A Brit Geo spokesperson said it was “reasonably-sized” and that the effects had been felt as far afield as Devon and Birmingham.

“This is the largest earthquake in mainland UK since the 5.2 magnitude Market Rasen earthquake in 2008.”

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